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Decade - 1930s

What was life like during the 1930s?

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January 19, 2009 11:59AM

The Wall Street Crash was due to the public buying large shares due to the roaring twenities' profits. Share holders lost confidence and as a result panicked and sold shares for a loss. Furthermore the beer act of 1935 caused major problems as prohibition was introduced. This caused illegal production of Alcohol. As a result, gangsters took over the streets with the most famous being Italian Al Capone. The later stages of Prohibition saw the St Valentine's Day Masscare which saw 7 rival gangsters machine-gunned. On a whole Prohitibition did not work, it forced drinking underground. Joseph Houlden & Arslaan Khalid